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Fire as a metaphor of (im)mobility

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Mobilities
Issue number1
Volume6
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)95-102
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

The article deals with fire as a metaphor of radical socio‐political change, focusing on the paradoxical relationship between mobility and immobility. It opens with a topological discussion where fire signifies an instance of ‘absolute immobility’, or, politically speaking, the ‘emergency break’ of the empty, chronological time. There is, however, a pharmakon‐like, aporetic dimension to fire. The article articulates this dimension in the context of nihilism, linking this to the sociology of mobility.